Boramae Park is home to greatness. Residents living in southwest Seoul are lucky to have a park like this so close to them. The park used to be the home of Korea's Air Force Academy. In fact, the name "Boramae" is a reference to the Air Force Academy and its symbol, the hawk. In 1986, it was converted into a fabulous recreational park. At over 420,000 square meters, it provides plenty of space and plenty of options for sports and recreation.
The Scouting Report
Boramae Park is a large park. It has many facilities ranging from basketball courts to fountains to an interesting air park where old aircraft are displayed. It is a great recreational destination no matter what you're looking for.
The Field and Track
An expansive open field sits in the middle of the park and is encompassed by a running and walking track. This is a popular spot for many visitors to the park looking to relax.
The Southeast Corner
Although the park is quite spacious, many of its popular sports facilities like the basketball courts and extreme zone (climbing wall and skate park) are located near each other in the park's southeast corner.
In addition to the air park which symbolize's the park's recent history as Korea's Air Force Academy, there is also a section of the park devoted to Korea's agricultural past.
Perhaps the best part of the park is its on-site cafe, Cafe Ju. Cafe Ju is staffed by local youth, and all the proceeds are used for programs that benefit the local youth.
Whether you truly are thirsty or not, make it a point of stopping by Cafe Ju and supporting the community.
Check out the Boramae Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.
Also, check out Seoul Scout: Boramae Park.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Dongjak-gu, Sindaebang-dong
From Line 2 - Sindaebang Station (신대방역):
From Line 7 - Boramae Station (보라매역):
-Exit 2 or 3
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Originally posted March 12, 2015
Updated December 14, 2015